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Franco’s crush on Anne

entertainment Updated: Feb 28, 2011 00:47 IST
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Hollywood actor James Franco had turned down the offer to host the Oscars at first, but said yes after he came to know that his co-host will be Anne Hathaway, who he hoped to hook-up with.

When Robin Roberts, host of US morning show Good Morning America, commented on the couple’s chemistry, the actor, who is also nominated in the Best Actor category for 127 Hours, said, “Well I’d admired her from afar for many years.”

“One of the reasons I was excited about Anne hosting was well, I thought maybe I had a shot but then I realised there is a boyfriend around so those dreams have been shot,” said the 32-year-old actor.

Franco tweeted a video of him and Hathaway rehearsing a dance routine from the musical Grease, dressed up as the lead characters Sandy and Danny. At the Oscar ceremony today, the two will make a mammoth five wardrobe change throughout the night and their opening act will
consist both of them acting out scenes from all the nominated films.